Sep 1, 2019

Penny Black and More - September Challenge

Good morning! Hard to believe it's already September!!! Today is also the start of a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge and this month it's all about Animals! Hope you can join us. The challenge runs until the end of the month so there is plenty of time. Great prizes are up for grabs again, this time  from Penny Black and Clever Cut



September means the beginning of the fall season so I decided to use fall colors on my card and I feel like foxes are more present in the fall too, so that's the animal I am featuring on today's card. 


It's been a while since I used the cute stamp set Smile All Day by Penny Black. I started out by masking the moon with a circle die cut, then inked up the background with Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves distress inks (in that order). Then I used a hand cut mask for the hill and inked with Peeled Paint distress ink to create a hill. Removed all masks and then stamped the fox with butterfly image. 

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The fox has been stamped again on Bristol Vellum paper with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed so I could watercolor. I used Rusted Hinge distress ink for some simple watercoloring, then fussy cut the fox. Before I added him to the card, I used the grass stamp from the Penny Black set Enjoy Life on the  background stamped with Peeled Paint distress ink, then  he's been added to the card with pop up tape. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Friendship, also stamped with Versafine Clair  ink and heat embossed with ultra fine clear embossing powder. I thought the card needed something extra so I found this sheer purple polka dotted ribbon in my ribbon scraps purchased from Joann's years ago, and added it to the card. The purple card stock is Stampin Up's Perfect Plum - I am not sure if this is a current color, it's been a while since I placed a Stampin Up order - and the card base is a heavy weight white card stock. 


Penny Black Smile All Day // Penny Black Friendship // Penny Black Enjoy Life // Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves // Peeled PaintRusty Hinge //  Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Bristol Vellum Paper // Pop Up Tape // Ribbon from Joann // Hero Arts Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Clear // Tonic Stamp Platform

My card fits these challenges so I am linking up here:
Double Trouble - include something round (does my masked moon count?) // Mod Squad Challenge - Fall // Moving along with the Times - Things with Wings // Crafty Friends Challenge  - Embellishments (Ribbon) // 
Anything Goes:
Simon Says Wednesday  

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42 comments:

  1. A seamlessly blended background Ellie and such a sweet scene using the Fox, but I do hope it's not the one who stalks our garden after the hens and ducks as he looks to cute for that.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda! Sorry to hear you have one trying to go after your hens and ducks.

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  2. Lovely card! Thanks for the explanations and supply information. I learned a lot.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynn. Happy to be able to help when I can!

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  3. Love the little fox stamp, so cute and beautiful scene in autumn colours;-))m

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  4. This is so sweet Ellie, the tone of your fox goes so well with your background - a perfecty balanced card xxxx

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  5. So gorgeous! LOVING that fox and the colors!

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  6. You have the most cute PB stamps! Love this darling fox and the whole design of your card looks so very sweet! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Alice. I can't help but love the cute line of Penny Black stamps! Wish I had them all!

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  7. A really super card, great image and love the background.

    Kath x

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  8. The fox is adorable and i love the colours you used to create an autumn sky!

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    1. Thanks Linda! I always seem to use the same colors for an evening sky. But they work well :-)

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  9. That fox is so adorable, the colors are looking so great!

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  10. Adorable card! Love the cute little fox!
    have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  11. So cute Ellie, thanks for joining us at MAWTT , xxx

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  12. Oh what a beautiful card Ellie, and so perfectly crafted - love your sponging of the sky!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. This is so cute haha!

    https://lifewithmins.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the creativity of your masked moon. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

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  15. Love the colors you blended around the masked moon, and cute scenery you created for your adorable image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and please come back for more fun challenges.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. Will definitely visit Double Trouble again soon!

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  16. So beautiful this scenery! Welk done with the background and colouring of the little Fox. Th

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    1. *Thanks for entering it at Crafty Friends. Hugs Ela DT

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  17. Such an adorable card. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

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  18. Fabulous card, Ellibelle! Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble Challenge.

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  19. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your beautiful little fox card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  20. What a fantastic scene you have created the colours are so beautiful.
    Love the cute fox and your sweet sentiment.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  21. One of my fave sets and you used it beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Lynn, it's such a cute set! Glad I finally inked one of the stamps up again!

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